Big increase in stomach bug among children
There has been a big increase in cases of a potentially serious stomach bug among children in recent weeks, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has warned.
Cryptosporidiosis is a type of gastroenteritis that affects humans and animals. It is caused by a microscopic parasite called Cryptosporidium. When an animal or person is infected, the Cryptosporidium bug lives in the bowels and passes out of the body via the faeces. People can develop the illness when they come into contact wit